Arthur Kavanaugh, MD Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Department of Medicine University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The goal of this continuing medical education activity is to increase the ability of rheumatologists to integrate best practices based on the latest clinical evidence for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ultimately improving quality of life and reducing complications for these patients.
. Target Audience
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of rheumatologists and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with psoriatic arthritis.
In order to obtain credit, participants must complete the activity in full as well as the post-test and evaluation. Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Summarize safety and efficacy data for drugs currently approved for the treatment of PsA
Describe possible approaches to tailoring PsA therapy to each patient based on disease characteristics and treatment response
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Arthur Kavanaugh, MD, discloses that he has received grant support from AbbVie, Celgene, Amgen, UCB, Janssen, Pfizer, Roche, and Sanofi.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Amanda Glazar, PhD: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Leslie Sharp: Nothing to disclose
Kathleen Hines: Nothing to disclose
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie Inc.
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